A case report on the first confirmed case of PNH in Ethiopia

PNH

Authors

  • Dr Yidnekachew Asrat Addis Ababa university
  • Dr Seifu Kebede Addis Ababa university
  • Dr Amha Gebremedhin Addis Ababa university
  • Dr Abdulaziz Abubeker Addis Ababa university
  • Dr Fisehatsion Tadese Addis Ababa university
  • Dr Fozia Abdela Addis Ababa university

Keywords:

PNH paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

Abstract

  1. PNH is an acquired hemolytic disorder caused by somatic mutation characterized by intravascular hemolysis with pancytopenia and a tendency to thrombosis. It is a rare disease with incidence of 1 to 10 cases per million populations. We are reporting the first confirmed case of PNH in Ethiopia. He is a 38 years old man who presented with anemia and jaundice of 3 years duration; he has mild pallor; lab examinations showed moderate anemia with features of coomb’s negative intravascular hemolysis; and finally very large clone of PNH cells on immunophenotypic analysis

Author Biographies

Dr Yidnekachew Asrat, Addis Ababa university

MD,  Internal medicine resident at Addis Ababa university 

Dr Seifu Kebede, Addis Ababa university

  1. MD, Assistant professor of internal medicine and hematology at Addis Ababa university, school of medicine, department of Internal medicine 

Dr Amha Gebremedhin, Addis Ababa university

MD,  associate professor of internal medicine and hematology at Addis Ababa university, school of medicine,  department of internal medicine

Dr Abdulaziz Abubeker , Addis Ababa university

MD, Assistant professor of internal medicine and hematology at Addis Ababa university, school of medicine, department of Internal medicine

Dr Fisehatsion Tadese, Addis Ababa university

MD, Assistant professor of internal medicine and hematology at Addis Ababa university, school of medicine, department of Internal medicine

Dr Fozia Abdela, Addis Ababa university

MD, Assistant professor of internal medicine, Hematology fellow at Addis Ababa university, school of medicine, department of Internal medicine

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Published

2020-12-31